AUTO 132 - Automotive Engine Performance


  1. Understand the theories and operation of internal combustion engines.
  2. Demonstrate engine condition diagnostic procedures.
  3. Use engine performance service tools and equipment.
  4. Demonstrate the ability to locate and use correct service procedures.


This course will introduce students to internal combustion engines and the systems that support them. Students will learn to perform mechanical engine condition tests. They will also learn how to evaluate, diagnose, and repair issues with the fuel, ignition, cooling, and lubrication systems.

Learning Model Architecture

Students will participate in regular patterns of (1) understanding how the system works and then (2) determining how to test and diagnose that system throughout each lesson.


Students will prepare by going through learning modules that will include text, videos, and animations.

Teach One Another

Students will teach one another by participating in an interactive discussion board to discuss diagnostic scenarios with one another.


Students will ponder the moral dimensions of their roles as service providers.

Students will prove their learning by completing traditional and scenario-based assessments.



Required Materials


Grading Policies

Students’ course grade will be based on the assignments listed below. Late work will not be accepted in this course; however, if a special circumstance arises, please discuss with your instructor.

Assignment Percentage of Total Grade
W## Worksheets and W## Field Reports approx. 35%
Case Study Pre- and Post-tests approx. 25%
Weekly Quizzes approx. 15%
Midterm 1 & 2 approx. 10%
Final Exam approx. 15%

Your overall grade will be based on the following scale:

Final Grade Percentage Range
A 94–100%
A- 90–93%
B+ 87–89%
B 84–86%
B- 83–80%
C+ 77–79%
C 73–76%
C- 70–72%
D 66–69%
F 0–65%


If any technical difficulties arise throughout the course, contact the Online Support Center or the Help Desk before contacting the instructor.

Online Support Center

Phone: (208) 496-1411



Text Messaging: (855) 808-7102

Hours: Monday through Friday, 7 AM to 7 PM MT

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Live Chat: Available on the Online Support Center website.

Help Desk

Phone: (208) 496-1411



Hours: Monday through Friday, 7 AM to 9 PM. Saturday, 9 AM to 5. PM


The instructor reserves the right to change any part of this syllabus at any time during the semester in order to adapt to changing course needs. You will be notified prior to any changes that may take place.